Society News

  • Starting in 2017 ASAS will conduct our own annual meeting, in 2015 we will launch a new Undergraduate Animal Science Program Accreditation and this year we will begin a Graduate Director Mentorship Initiative. Read more
  • The Center for Veterinary Medicine will be hosting a series of 4 webchats title "How CVM Works" Click here for the schedule and to register.
  • We are excited to announce that we have had 2080 abstracts submitted for the 2014 JAM in Kansas City, MO.

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    Now that the Fall semester is underway on most college campuses, it is time for undergraduate and graduate students to start planning for Summer 2014.

    ASAS is pleased to announce that applications are due October 28, 2013 for the 2014 ASAS Summer Science Policy Summer Internship program. In 2014, ASAS will be able to support four science policy interns in Washington, DC.

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    Jr. Animal Scientists are children ages 6 to 12. Each Jr. Animal Scientist receives the Jr. Animal Scientist magazine six times a year. The magazine is full of fascinating articles, eye-catching photos and fun activities. It’s a great resource at home and in the classroom.

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    Looking for support during grad school? The American Society of Animal Science is the leading professional society for animal scientists. When you join ASAS, you’ll have access to regional and international conferences, amazing networking opportunities and publications like the Journal of Animal Science.

Public Policy

How can animal scientists help feed the world? On July 25, 2013, ASAS President Greg Lardy wrote to AFRI to support funding for food animal research Read more

Interpretive Summaries

  • Exploring the Fecal Microbiome May Lead to Greater Understanding of Animal Health

    February 10, 2014- Understanding the microorganisms that inhabit the bodies of animals is a task that has been undertaken by a growing number of researchers over the past few years (see related article, “Implications of the Microbiome and Metagenomics for Animal Sciences”). 

  • Residual feed intake and biological efficiency of growing cattle

    February 10, 2014 - Two articles in the February issue of the Journal of Animal Science attempt to relate residual feed intake (RFI) with the biological components that determine the efficiency of feed utilization in growing cattle.

  • Using Exogenous Enzymes to Improve Feed Efficiency: Current & Emerging Technologies

    February 10, 2014 - A recent article published in the Journal of Animal Science has provided an updated perspective on current research and new technologies being pursued utilizing exogenous enzymes to improve feed efficiency in ruminants.